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Super Bowl Ads: Winners And Losers

Some people enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the football game. Host Michel Martin and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans run through the best and worst ads; from senior citizens making late night trips to Taco Bell to nerds getting really sloppy kisses.
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African Americans Fly High With Math And Science

At the age of 23 and with only $30 in his pocket, Barrington Irving became the youngest person to fly around the world. Host Michel Martin talks to Irving about getting kids on board with math and science from a 'flying classroom.'
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For Kidjo, Musicians Must Be The Country's Voice

The West African nation of Mali has a rich musical heritage, and Islamic extremists there have been trying to destroy it. Singer Angelique Kidjo says the conflict in Mali reminds her of a crackdown by a Communist regime in her native Benin — which led her into exile. But Kidjo tells host Michel Martin the power of music will always triumph.
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Political Chat: Gun Control And The Senate

The debate over gun control continues to dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate doubles the number of African-American members by welcoming William 'Mo" Cowan. He replaces John Kerry. Host Michel Martin talks politics with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Spacey, Fincher And Macy

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey and Oscar-winning director David Fincher team up for an excellent new Netflix original series that premieres Friday. As the alcoholic paterfamilias Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless, William H. Macy enjoys portraying a man with a dark side.
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Soccer: A Surprising Player In Egypt's Unrest

Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.
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Paying Tribute To Funk's 'Sugarfoot' Bonner

With his double neck guitar, big afro and flamboyant costumes, the late Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner got people dancing with hits like, Love Rollercoaster. Host Michel Martin looks back at the life of the Ohio Players' front man and how his musical vision ushered in 70's funk.

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